This is shocking news of the day: Mark Zuckerberg wrote a blog post about his plan to create long-overdue privacy protections for Facebook users. His promises are worthless and at this point useless. In our option Facebook is done, there were way too many misteps over the last couple of years. We have deleted our accounts, considering to do the same with other products own by Facebook like Instagram and WhatsApp. TechCrunch posted a really funny article about it:
In a ballooning 3,225 words — a roughly average word count for the terminally verbose Facebook founder — Zuckerberg informed his miserably loyal 2.3 billion plus subjects that his company has happened upon a concept known as privacy, and, in doing so, it sees an opportunity. But can Facebook reform its 15-year legacy as devourer of all things private with a single sweeping, underedited screed from its copycat visionary and dark-pattern technocrat?
Fuck no, of course it can’t.TechCrunch
Everyone really need to evaluate their own relationship with social media and what it does to us all. If you are fine with being a product yourself which is tracked and exploited for profit, be my guest. We no longer wish to do the same. Sorry Mark, it’s just too late, enjoys your billions made from all of us.